3IMAX Challenge: Day 3 Low Carb Journal


It’s the end of Day 3 on the 3IMAX Low Carb Challenge, which is a 2-week mini challenge to eat “3 Ingredients Max” at any meal. You can read more about “why 3 ingredients”, and also see some meal examples at that link too.

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If you just started eating low carb (or just started back) on July 1st, by now you may be experiencing some weird symptoms, including: headaches, leg cramps, irritability, maybe even a strange taste in your mouth. Don’t worry! This is actually completely normal. It’s often referred to as The Induction Flu. Read WHY here. That will help you understand what your body is going through. πŸ™‚

Through this entire 2-week challenge, I am going to share my own meals & macros with you every day. You can find all 3IMAX posts here. I hope it gives you some ideas for simple (EASY) low carb meals. And of course if it raises any questions, you can leave a comment. I’m happy to help you any way I can!

3IMAX Challenge: Day 3 Low Carb Food Journal

Because I’m also going back through keto flu myself this week (ack! food happens, lol), I have very little appetite. I also took a 4 hour nap today, lol. The irritability will probably hit me tomorrow, yes – on the 4th of July, when I’m supposed to spend the day around people. haha. I should take rum & diet coke along to ease the edge. πŸ™‚

For breakfast I had a sausage & fried egg. This is a “Sausage Egg McMuffin” from McDonald’s, minus the muffin of course. I just order mine “double sausage, double fried egg please” and ditch the muffin. I try not to make it too hard on them, lol.

McDonald's Low Carb Breakfast

I could only eat one sausage and one egg.

I told you: NO appetite. πŸ˜›

I had the other piece of sausage and egg for lunch.

For dinner I had the other half of my take-out from the night before, or what was left of it: hamburger steak & sauteed spinach. I added a few slices of Colby Jack cheese.

Low Carb Leftovers

It was dark – sorry for the picture quality. Here was the original meal I had yesterday:

Low Carb Take-Out From A Pub

It’s after midnight. I’m up late after that 4 hour nap (!!).

So far my macros are 8 net carbs and 1,022 calories, and 70/27/3:

070315 Low Carb Macros

I am planning to have a healthy snack before I go to bed. I’ll have 1/3 cup pecan halves dipped in a Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss cheese wedge.

I went ahead and added that to my Food Diary in MyFitnessPal. And so, in FULL disclosure πŸ™‚ here is my complete MFP Food Diary for today (Friday, July 3rd):

070315 MyFitnessPal Food Diary

That’s 12 net carbs, 1402 calories, 75% fat / 22% protein / 3% carbs.

My goals are 20 net carbs a day (max!), with at least 70% of my daily calories in healthy fats. Ideally 75% fat, 20% protein. My numbers are never exact, which is okay. I do shoot for a minimum of 70% fat.

Yes I drank a lot of coffee. Yes, I had two pieces of Atkins chocolate. I was also 2.2 pounds lighter this morning after only 2 full days of the KISS 3IMX Challenge. πŸ™‚

Join us for the “3 Ingredients Per Plate” Low Carb Challenge

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See you there! πŸ™‚

Lynn Terry, aka @LowCarbTraveler


About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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13 Responses to 3IMAX Challenge: Day 3 Low Carb Journal

  1. Yoli says:

    Thanks for sharing all your meals daily it’s very inspiring and helpful!

  2. dana says:

    Just curious, why does your daily goal of carbs say 150? I have mine at 15, or 5%.

    • Lacey Fox says:

      I am wondering the same thing.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I have my goals set at 75 / 20 / 5 so I don’t know why or when that happened. I have noticed that sometimes MFP jumps around on you. I don’t really pay any attention to those things – and just focus on staying at or under 20 net carbs, and watching my fat/protein ratio on the graph. πŸ˜‰

  3. Diane Corriette says:

    I noticed your eggs say no carbs. When I put in fried eggs it puts 2 carbs, so when I eat 3 eggs in a day that’s 6 carbs plus my avocado at 9 carbs – this is why I have trouble sticking to 20 carbs in a day I think.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      One egg is .6 carbs. One egg will generally come up as 0 since it’s less than 1. Two eggs should come up as 1 net carb.

      I always double check my entries. Once you select the correct item & nutrition data, it’s then in your own list to use over and over again. So it becomes much easier over time as you build up your own database of staples. πŸ™‚

      Use this site to look up your avocado type & amount: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search and be sure to note both the carbs and the fiber, as you subtract the fiber to get your Net Carb count.

      The last time I looked, Atkins website had Avocados (1/2 whole raw) as 1.8 net carbs. So it’s just a matter of selecting accurate entries from the database.

  4. cheryl says:

    Thank you for posting your meals as it is helping me learn how to plan out my meals thanks again…

  5. Kelly says:

    just curious since I am new to this site and about to begin my journey of low carb .. Are you using myfitness pal to log? and if so how do you get the net carb column.

    Thank you


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